Coronavirus day 8: 18 March 2020

Of course the coronavirus crisis is more than eight days old, but the day it began to change my life was last Wednesday, when the college announced the rest of the semester would be taught online. This week we — the library and IT — are continuing to set up support for the faculty and students, on very short notice. I’m awfully impressed by the amount the IT side has been able to get done, like setting up a virtual computer lab with 200 seats. And they, and our student workers, are all working in the building under what can’t be pleasant conditions. Tomorrow the VPs will decide if we can close the library; our leadership is pleading with them to do so.